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Mental Health Crisis In Construction Industry Is Getting Worse – Survey

Wednesday, 15 June 2022, 11:07 am | MATES in Construction

A new survey reveals the mental health crisis in the construction sector is getting worse, as the industry grapples with COVID-19 disruptions, failing businesses and critical supply shortages. The survey, conducted for suicide prevention charity MATES ... More >>

Pandemic Stress Increases Need For Mental Health Support – Survey

Thursday, 10 February 2022, 9:54 am | MATES in Construction

A new survey of over 1200 construction workers shows that the huge stress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is worsening the mental health crisis in the industry, says Mates in Construction CEO Victoria McArthur. Mates in Construction is a workplace ... More >>

Construction Industry Flying The Flag For Suicide Prevention

Monday, 8 November 2021, 1:37 pm | MATES in Construction

660 flags will fly over 450 construction sites around the country and the Auckland Harbour Bridge will be lit up for our mates this week as the industry stands up in support of mental health and suicide prevention, says Mates in Construction CEO Victoria ... More >>

Branz Study Reveals Higher Rates Of Suicide In The Construction Industry Than Previously Thought

Thursday, 28 October 2021, 10:45 am | MATES in Construction

New Otago University research has revealed that New Zealand’s construction workers are more than two times more likely to die by suicide than the rest of the workforce. The research has been commissioned by suicide prevention and support program MATES ... More >>

MATES In Construction Welcomes Government Funding

Wednesday, 20 October 2021, 9:10 am | MATES in Construction

Workplace mental health and suicide prevention charity MATES in Construction says new government funding will allow it to expand its support to construction workers right around the country. The charity has received $600,000 in one off funding from ... More >>

Mental health charity encourages Kiwis to light a candle this World Suicide Prevention Day

Thursday, 9 September 2021, 9:30 am | MATES in Construction

Mental health charity MATES in Construction is urging Kiwis to light a candle in their window at 8pm on September the 10th to mark World Suicide Prevention Day. MATES in Construction is a mental health charity which works with people in the construction ... More >>

MATES In Construction Announce Partnership With Reece Group

Monday, 2 August 2021, 9:25 am | MATES in Construction

  The campaign to improve mental health in the construction sector has received a boost, with Reece Group announcing a new partnership with the MATES in Construction suicide prevention programme. MATES in Construction is a workplace based ... More >>

MATES In Construction Programme Profiled In World Health Organisation Guidance

Monday, 21 June 2021, 3:29 pm | MATES in Construction

New Zealand and Australia based programme MATES in Construction has received international acclaim for its work in suicide prevention in the construction industry. MATES in Construction featured as an example of world’s best practice in suicide prevention ... More >>

Suicide Prevention Roadshow For Construction Workers Arriving In Your Town

Tuesday, 29 September 2020, 3:08 pm | MATES in Construction

Local construction industry workers are being invited to a free national roadshow that will feature training in suicide prevention. The roadshow is visiting 34 towns and cities across New Zealand. The construction industry has the highest suicide ... More >>